Medina, Elizabeth – Jar with 16 Birds
Elizabeth Medina is known for traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar was made and painted by Elizabeth. It is a striking piece with sixteen birds. The top and bottom are polished red. The top has four birds and plants. The center band has fourteen birds and each one varied. Each bird is different and there is everything from roadrunners to hummingbirds! They are all painted in the very traditional style of Zia Pueblo. The different colors are all different clay slips. There is something both charming and whimsical about each of the birds! The jar is slipped and polished with a red clay slip on the bottom and signed on the side, “Elizabeth Medina, Zia”.